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Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

What's currently completed, works in progress and to be started

Completed
First push 2011/02/25 till 2011/04/08
Spoiler:

1 x Venerable Dread - Complete
1 x Brother Captain Stern - Complete
1 x Chaplain in term armor – Complete
1 x Basic Tech marine - Complete
8 x Command squad marines - Complete
5 x Tactical marines incl. Sgt - Complete
2 x Hover bikes - Complete
2 x Normal Bike - Complete
1 x Servitor - Complete
1 x Rhino - Complete

Second push 2011/04/11 till 2011/07/01
Spoiler:


1 x Command squad marine - Complete
1 x Sergeant Chronus Techmarine conversion (trooper version) - Complete
1 x Repaint of Ironclad dread + Siege Hammer - Complete
5 x Metal GK marine with personal teleporters - Complete
5 x Tactical marines (Incl Flamer) - Complete
1 x Objective marker - Complete
2 x PAGK - Complete
1 x Paladin Terminator - Complete
1 x Attack bike - Complete
1 x Dreadknight - Complete

Third push 2011/07/04 till 2012/02/05
Spoiler:


1 x TAGK - A GM for Graven - Complete
1 x Command squad holy marine - Complete
1 x Pred/razorback repainted - Complete
10 x Tactical marines repainted - Complete
1 x PA Libby - Complete
2 x PAGKs repainted - Complete
1 x Rhino repainted - Complete
4 x Paladin Terminator GK's - Complete
10 x Tactical Marines - Complete
1 x Sgt. Normal Bike - Complete
1 x Adeptus Mechanicus Terminator - Complete
5 x IG command squad guardsman - Complete
1 x Mentor Legion CM - Complete
5 x Power Armoured GK (Purgation) - Complete
6 x Servo Skull - Complete
1 x Engiseer - Complete
1 x Land Raider Crusader repainted - Complete
1 x Power Armored GK (Justicar) - Complete
1 x Necron - Complete
1 x Librarian in Terminator armour conversion - Complete
5 x Power Armoured GK's (Purifier) - Complete
1 x Vindicare Assassin - Complete
1 x Rhino/Razorback - Complete

Fourth push 2012/02/07 till 2012/10/16
Spoiler:


14 x GMS marines - Complete
1 x Thunderfire Cannon - Complete
1 x Objective marker - Complete
1 x Predator tank - Complete
3 x Servitors - Complete
6 x Retinue - Complete
1 x Dragio - Complete
1 x Dreadnaught - Complete
1 x Sgt. Hover Bike - Complete
5 x Scouts with sniper rifles and missile launcher - Complete
1 x VindiWindi - Complete
5 x Assault Marines (Repaints) - Complete
5 x Assault Marines - Complete
1 x Land Speeder - Complete
1 x Stormraven (with CH conversion kit) - Complete

Fifth push 2012/10/18 till 2013/08/14
Spoiler:


1 x Ultramarine GMS - Complete
1 x Lamentor GMS - Complete
1 x GMS marine - Complete
9 x OOP Terminator GK's - Complete
1 x TAGK justicar (finecast) - Complete
9 x Terminator GK's - Complete
4 x OOP Metal PAGK's - complete
1 x PAGK Psycannon (finecast) - Complete
1 x Adeptus Mechanicus Dreadnaught (thanks graven for the idea) - Complete
1 x TAGK Justicar (finecast) - Complete
1 x Hector Rex - Complete
1 x Castellan Crowe - Complete
1 x TA captain GK conversion - Complete
1 x Old school Librarian plastic - Complete
3 x Terminator SM to GK conversions - Complete
1 x OOP GK Inquisitor - Complete
4 x OOP Metal PAGK's - Complete
1 x PAGK Justicar (finecast) - Complete
1 x Predator Annihilator (Repaint) - Complete
1 x Dreadknight - Complete
1 x Inquisitor Crusader - Complete
5 x Purifier GK marine - Complete
1 x Forgeworld Fulgrim - Complete

Sixth Push 2013/11/17 till 2014/02/17
Spoiler:


2 x Chapter Masters - Complete
2 x Librarians - Complete
2 x Captains - Complete
2 x Terminator Captains - Complete
2 x Chaplains - Complete
2 x Command Squads - Complete
2 x Techmarines - complete
2 x Assault Squads - Complete
2 x Dreadnaughts - Complete
2 x Vindicators - Complete
2 x Predators - Complete
2 x Landraiders - Complete
2 x Landspeeders - Complete
2 x Terminator Squads - Complete
2 x Devastators Squads - Complete
4 x Scout Squads - Complete
2 x Bike Squads - Complete
2 x Attack Bikes - Complete
6 x Tactical Squads - Complete
4 x Rhinos - Complete

Seventh Push 2014/02/17 till 2015/02/03
Spoiler:


1 x Terminator GMS - Completed
1 x Sergeant Chronus Techmarine conversion - Completed
1 x Wolf Priest (commission) - Completed
5 x Sanguinary Guard (commission) - Completed
1 x Commander Dante (commission) - Completed
1 x Terminator Librarian (commission) - Completed
10 x Tactical Marines (commission) - Completed
5 x Terminators (commission) - Completed
5 x Death Company (commission) - Completed
1 x Baneblade Machinator conversion - Completed
1 x Abbadon the Despoiler - Completed
1 x Kharn the Betrayer - Completed
5 x Razorback Turrets assorted - Completed
3 x Rhino/Razorbacks - Completed
1 x Objective Marker - Completed
1 x Fabius Bile - Completed
1 x Land raider conversion - Completed
1 x Mantis Warrior Marine - Complete
1 x Tau Ethereal - Completed
1 x Tau Fireblade- Completed
3 x Tau Fire Warriors - Completed
1 x Predator Conversion - Completed
4 x Tau Kroot - Completed
1 x Drop Pod - Completed
11 x DA Tactical Marines (commission) - Completed
1 x Cypher the Damned - Completed
1 x Ahriman - Completed
1 x Defiler conversion to a weapons platform - Completed
5 x Vespid Sting wings - Completed
1 x DA Librarian - Completed
1 x DA Captain - Completed
5 x DA Terminators - Completed

Eighth Push 2015/02/05 till 2015/05/08
Spoiler:

70 x Necron Warriors - Complete
18 x Canoptek Scarabs - Complete
5 x Lychguards - Complete
10 x Necron Immortals - Complete
5 x Deathmarks - Complete
1 x Destroyer Lord - Complete
5 x Crypteks - Complete
5 x Necron Lords - Complete
10 x Triarch Praetorians - Complete
3 x Canoptek Spyders - Complete
5 x Canoptek Wraiths - Complete
1 x Triarch Stalker - Complete
3 x Necron Destroyers - Complete
3 x Tomb Blades - Complete
2 x Annihilation Barges - Complete
1 x Doom Scythe - Complete
2 x Ghost Arks - Complete
1 x Necron Monolith - Complete
1 x C'Tan Shard - Complete
1 x Imotekh - Complete

Ninth Push 2015/05/10 till 2015/10/17
Spoiler:


1 x BA Sang Preist (Commission) - Complete
11 x Bloodletters - Complete
2 x Horrors - Complete
3 x Demonettes - Complete
1 x Lots of terrain - Complete
1 x Bloodthirster (Repaint) - Complete
2 x Objective Markers - Complete
1 x Arjac (Commission) - Complete
1 x Lord of Change (Repaint) - Complete
4 x Assassins (Commission) - Complete
10 x Devastators (Repaints) - Complete
4 x Assassins - Complete
1 x Typhus - Complete
1 x Lucius - Complete
1 x Huron Blackheart + Familiar - Complete
1 x Chaos Terminator Lord (three options) + Familiar - Complete
19 x Chaos Cultists - Complete
8 x Chaos Marines - Complete
4 x Chaos Assault marines - Complete
1 x Chaos Sorcerer - Complete
4 x Plague marines - Complete

Tenth Push 2015/10/19 till 2015/12/23
Spoiler:

3 x Necron Tomb Blades /w Particle beamers - Complete
1 x Necron Wraith - Complete
4 x Chimeras - Complete
36 x Inquisitoral Henchmen (assorted) - Complete
1 x Coteaz - Complete
1 x Inquisitor Valeria - Complete
1 x Solomon Lok - Complete

Eleventh Push 2016/01/02 till 2016/04/30
Spoiler:


60 x Kroot - Complete
1 x Cerastus Knight Castigator titan - Complete
4 x Kroot Hounds - Complete
1 x Krootox - Complete
55 x Various Drones - Complete
2 x Devilfish - Complete
1 x Hammerhead - Complete
20 x Firewarriors - Complete
3 x XV88 Broadsides - Complete
12 x Pathfinders - Complete
1 x Battlesuit Commander - Complete
1 x Riptide - Complete
4 x XV8 Battlesuits - Complete
2 x XV8 Body Gaurds - Complete
1 x VX8 Commander Farsight counts as - Complete
1 x Razorshark Bomber - Complete
1 x Ghost Keel - Complete
2 x Piranhas - Complete
5 x Vespids - Complete
12 x Stealth Suits - Complete
10 x Breachers - Complete
1 x Commander Shadowsun - Complete
1 x Stormsurge - Complete

Twelfth Push 2016/05/01 till 2016/09/08
Spoiler:

1 x Contemtor Dreadnaught - Complete
5 x Leman Russ Battle Tanks (edge highlight only) - Complete
4 x Chimeras (edge highlight only) - Complete
1 x Manticore (edge highlight only) - Complete
1 x Baneblade (edge highlight only) - Complete
1 x Librarian with Jump Pack - Complete
1 x Chaplain with Jump Pack - Complete
1 x Melta biker - Complete
1 x Sammael on Jetbike conversion to Chapter master on a bike) - Complete
1 x Predator turret - Complete
5 x Terminators with Assault cannon (conversions from DV) - Complete
1 x Telion conversion - Complete
6 x Centurions (ranged) - Complete
5 x Hammernaters - Complete
1 x Tigerus - Complete

Thirteenth Push 2016/09/09 till 2017/05/29
Spoiler:


11 x Deathwatch Marines Commission (OverKill Box) - Complete
1 x Hawkshroud Sacrosaint Commission - Complete
3 x D&D Paladin (custom model) - Complete
1 x Warhound Titan - Complete
15 x GK interceptors - Complete
1 x Spartan Assault Tank - Complete
3 x Grey Knight Terminators - Complete
5 x PAGK Purifiers - Complete
10 x GK Strike marines - Complete
5 x GK Paladins - Complete

Fourteenth Push 2017/05/29 till 2018/01/31
Spoiler:


1 x Hunter - Complete
1 x Old One Eye (Commission) - Complete
1 x Praetor conversion to captain (Terminator) - Complete
1 x Ironclad Dreadnaught - Complete
5 x Bolter Scouts - Complete
2 x TL Las Razorback turrets - Complete
1 x Chaplain - Complete
1 x Attack Bike - Complete
1 x Captain made from High Marshal Helbrecht conversion - Complete
1 x Chaos Lord to Arthas paint job (Commission) - Complete
5 x Tactical marine (Incl Meltagun) - Complete
1 x CM Voldus - Complete
2 x Grav Bikers - Complete
1 x Cypher (New) - Complete
5 x Sternguard - Complete

Fifteenth Push 2018/01/31 till 2018/04/06
Spoiler:


20 x Poxwalkers - Complete
1 x Lord of Contagion - Complete
1 x Malignant Plaguecaster - Complete
1 x Foetid Bloat-drone - Complete
7 x Plague Marines (Plague Champion) - Complete
1 x Noxious Blightbringer - Complete
1 x Death Leaper - Complete
1 x SwarmLord - Complete
1 x Red Terror - Complete
1 x Trygon Prime (Forgeworld) - Complete

Sixteenth Push 2018/04/07 till
1 x Space Marine Captain - Complete
1 x Stormtalon - Complete
1 x Dreadnaught (TL las + PF) - Complete
5 x Scouts - Complete
1 x Chaplain - Complete
1 x Baal Predator - Complete
5 x Space Marines (for Devastators) - Complete


WIP
1 x Roboute Guillman conversion to Grey Knights
1 x Cerastus Knight titan


To do
Spoiler:

1 x Praetor conversion to captain (PA)
1 x Deathwatch Term Captain
1 x Deathwatch Watch Master
1 x Terminator Captain
1 x Chapter Master (SS+PF)
1 x The Lone Marine/Brother hood champion (Tru-Scale commander?)
1 x Voldus conversion to another GM
1 x Command squad/Honor Gaurd
1 x Dreadnaught (TL las + PF)
5 x Sternguard
5 x Terminators
5 x Assault Terminators (Claws)
5 x Deathwatch marines
20 x Tactical marines (2 missile launchers and 2 flamers)
5 x Scouts
2 x Droppods
1 x Land Speeder
2 x Landspeeder Storms
1 x Stormtalon
1 x Corvus Blackstar
5 x Deathwatch bikes incl 2 xGrav
2 x Jetbike Gravguns
1 x Jetbike Attack bike


2018 goals:
1. Paint up the Nurgle models from the 8th Edition starter set.
2. Convert and paint a Robute Guilliman model for my Grey Knight army
3. Interact more with folks here from Dakka, I've been very quick to look through blogs I'm subscribed to and not post my thoughts, I hope to change that this year.
4. Paint at least 1 more special Character for my Brothers Nid army
5. If time permits, finish the last LoW the last remaining Cerastus Knight (not hopeful on this one)

Guides
Hover bike - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/350911.page#2513793
Blue Sword Guide - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/450/349329.page
Purple Axe Guide - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/450/349329.page
1st Skin Guide - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/480/349329.page
2nd Skin Guide - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/600/349329.page
Green Axe guide - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/630/349329.page
Assembling Marines My way - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/900/349329.page
Robe Guide - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1260/349329.page
First Tourny Breakdown - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/3270/349329.page

GMS Swaps
Spoiler:

Lorna Sent SM CC Squad Recieved Stolen
Iceangel Sent GK Purifier Recieved
Gits Sent SM Apoth Received
WM360 Sent SM plasma cannon Received
Proto Sent SM Vet Received
Sent Received
M.K Sent GK strike Received
Njal Sent GK strike Justicar Received
Endtransmission Sent SM Deathwatch marine Received
LDP Sent \GK incinerator marine Received
Sent Received
BBL Sent SM Honor guard Received
Funkyh Sent GK Strike Recieved Stolen
Graven Sent Chapter Master Received assault Marine

Greetings!

Hello readers, I start this Blog after making some drastic changes to my old life style, I gave up World of Warcraft after playing the game from 2006 – 2010. Since then this blog has been my focus as a way of showing my efforts into the Warhammer 40,000 universe, I’m not saying I am a perfect painter, far from it. However having seen how great this community is I’m sure anyone can appreciate someone who gives it their best effort.

So welcome to my blog showing all current work on my custom Space marine chapter, a combination Space marine and Grey Knight force called the Gray Nights.



Back ground on the army.

Gray Nights – totally a bad pun right? I’ll agree with you on that whole heartedly. Back in 2005 (I think) the metal Grey Knight models were released and as everyone did I thought they were awesome. Truth is told I think they still are and the new plastic models just add more awesome to the mix.

I started the army but unfortunately this didn’t last long as a test model soon proved that painting silver wasn’t enjoyable and putting a blue ink over it didn’t make it any better so it all stopped receiving the love and I lost myself in WoW. When I rekindled my passion I set about trying to come up with a better paint scheme and got some inspiration from some online pictures some of which were from Dakkadakka, showing the models in something other than silver (Pure black with red helms, White armor with blue blades, Grey armor with black blades etc.) and decided to do a test model on one of the incinerator PAGK’s.

I started off as a basic painter using all the cheap tricks in the book, light colors, no washes and dry brushing to maximum effect, what I ended up with is below



If you zoom in on the Justicars blade you can kind of see what I was trying to accomplish when I wanted power weapons. Once I had painted the majority of the terminators and PAGK’s I was a little lost with what to do next, the models were awesome, but there was little variety on the models that were produced. I spoke to some of my friends who suggested why not make some Grey Knights up out of spare bits and mail order items.

In hindsight I think the idea was that I would make the models look like current metals. I however had different plans, thus was born the “what if” concept for my force. What if the Grey Knights needed support on a planet that was beset by all manner of horrors and needed Space Marine support. So I brought a Tactical squad box, Dark Angels kit and Deathwatch kit and went to town.



That was the result.

Now one of problems that arose was I had very few people to critique my work, and as such I kept thinking how awesome I was and had people agreeing with me just because they weren’t painters or modelers. I did get a wakeup call when I took a trip down to the LFGS to show the guys my “kickass” force. I was greeted with ooh’s and aah’s from the youngsters down at the club with comments like “man, those are the most awesome looking Space Wolf’s I’ve ever seen!”

… Bugger, not what I had anticipated...

One of the workers said the force looked good, but from a distance, looked a bit chalky. After hearing that comment it forced me to look at my army again. Aghast, I conceded he was right, all that hard work had got me this far but I needed more help. I sat down with him and asked for advice he asked if I had thought about less dry brushing and why not paint the armor plates the same base color but leave the black wash in the recesses then highlight the edges in Space Wolves Grey.

Brilliant, I had to change the entire way I’m painting my force. It looked so much better it shouldn’t be too hard to redo everything I guess. He also showed me how to thin my paints with water, how to layer painted and mix on the fly for faces (This was a very notable weakness I must say) and how to take my time and enjoy painting.

What you see in this blog is the progress from that point. So this is it, this is my army. I hope to add more updates as time permits me.

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Holy crap those dreadnoughts look mean! What's the big gun on that turret on the rhino? Looks like its from a Leman Russ, what will you field it as on the table?

I like your guys there they look pretty sweet!

 
   
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Burbank, CA

Great looking army. Those dreads are especially nice.

   
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Tough Tyrant Guard






uk

Thats a pretty comprehensive army there, repaint or not. I really like the level of detail in the models, even the standard marines. It's something I'm looking forward to doing when the new models come out, but to see you go this far is aspirational for me. As for the uber shooty dreads, I've got nothing but time for something with that many missiles.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@Cave_Dweller - cheers for the compliment! Yep you guessed it right, a long time ago a friend gave me the cannon for a Leman Russ, I've always wanted to throw it on a tank somewhere so after scratch building the turret and managed to fit the cannon in for measure. It's supposed to be classified as a Razorback for my dual weapons 5 man squad, however I'm pretty sure that there is no demolisher cannon option for a razor back

@Jeff Tracy - Thanks heaps for the kind words, I've always like dreadnaughts which is proven by every SM army I've ever collected having at least one in the mix.

@Reanimator - I'm really happy you like the models and I've never considered myself some one who can inspire however its awesome to know that I've managed to inspire you in some way.

Update thus far, Stern is almost done, need to complete his base and finish the face (I've been putting this one off because faces are a real weakness for me) Hope to post some pictures tomorrow when I get a chance.

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Ghastly Grave Guard





The cold reaches of space

I agree- the cleanliness of the paint job is really nice! Good on your lady for helping change your direction towards painting (so we can see more of your stuff ). Are you planning on basing the minis at all? I think a little bit of static grass and gravel/sand could help to finish them off. Either way, keep it up- I'll be forwarding this one to my cousin, who's looking forward to the updates for GKs. He's gonna love this thread.

 
   
Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@ HF Izanagi - I've passed on that I'm not the only one who is happy to see a change in me. Regarding basing, yep all models without something on the bases will get some loving (about the same time they get a repaint). All the current guys who have been painted in the new way have gravel and static grass on their bases.

Update, Stern's base is 80% done, face yet to be started...

Update number 2.
Stern is done.







This is a close up of the face.

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Terre Haute, Indiana

I'm very jealous of those Dreadnoughts and that awesome Battlecannon Predator. Your conversions are full 'o dakka, and everything seems to work out very well. Best of luck finishing this off, and congrats on beating the WOW addiction!

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Georgia

Your stuff looks absolutely... I am right there with you. My wife helped me to beat my wow addiction almost 3 years ago. And 40k has been my creative gaming outlet ever sense. Sadly though my paint skills are not on the same level as yours, your minis look amazing. I look forward to following your progress on the army.



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I like how you kitbashed DA/BT and DW to look like GK very creative especially your demo/apothecary marine. The ven dread is amazing could use it as a dreadknight when new gk codex comes out. Btw were did you get the legs for your standard bearer from DA or somewhere else they look familar..... Anyway I like what I'm seeing /subscribe


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Auckland New Zealand

@Joshh - Thanks heaps WoW is a tough nut to crack. It seems I'm getting some great comments on the dread's maybe I should try make some more ones. Fingers crossed the Battle cannon razorback will look even better with the upgraded paint job

@The Ravening Jaw - Thanks, have you had thoughts on going back to WoW, that's the thing that worries me, addiction is a very real thing and I really don't want to relapse. I'd really like to see your models once you get some done, I'm sure with everyone's help we could get your skills higher - I'm hoping it happens to me as well

@Holycrusader27 - I'm honored to have my first subscriber so thank you very much, I'll do what I can to keep this updated as often as possible. Regarding the Standard Bearers legs, your right, they came with the DA sprue and as the general feel of the army is to be robed/hooded/tabbards fingers crossed the rest come out as good as those two.

Update: chaplain has a first coat of the bone color and his base has had the once over, started to put together pictures for the hover bike guide as well (its a surprisingly hard to completely remember how I put the first one together)

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

Chaplain done.







I'm open for ideas on what to build/make next?

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Been Around the Block






Looks awesome Brosef... keep up the good work (^_^)

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All over

Very nicely done army I love the vivid blues.

   
Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@elbrokendo - Cheers for compliment

@cgage00 - Thanks! hopefully you'll get to see more in due course.

Update - next WIP is the command squad Techmarine, spent the last couple of hours thinking up weird and wonderful things for him and have made a conversion beamer/weapon thing.



Comments/Critiques welcome of course

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

Update

I'm having some issues coming up with a great pose for my vet sgt/champion for my command squad. It's been about 3 hours now and I still don't have one that jumps out at me.

So I'm seeking the assistance from you guys.

Which one should I stick with or adjust? The weapons he will be fitted with is the Deathwatch Bolter and the sword from High Marshal Helbrecht
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Please help

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Been Around the Block






Nice work on the Beamer.

I'm feeling sergeant #4 - the pointing one - he is just full of brooding bad-ass-ery. With a bigger bolter - (one with a strap?!) and looking to the left a bit more, should look good.

where would the sword go? cos the one on his back pack is ornamental right?

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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Superb work! I am liking sgt #5 as a result of his more dynamic pose.

Keep up the great work!

Cain

   
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Ootheca

may I ask how you built the jetbike???

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Widowmaker



Perth, WA, australia

Plasma Sergeant , look different than most marines

So far
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Been Around the Block






Retrias wrote:Plasma Sergeant , look different than most marines


There are 3 plasma sergeants - be more specific. :|

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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@elbrokendo - Cheers dude - with the static pose he would match the rest of the command squad, having him running with the rest just standing there on on a knee may look out of place. The beamer, while looking awesome isn't suiting the Techmarine model as his bionic legs are to thin giving him a real top heavy look, may have to break out the GS on normal legs and see what I can do. Regarding the sword, I'd put it on his hip so at least he has it.

@Commander Cain - Cheers ill pop one vote on number 5

@DarthLakey - I'm currently making (or trying to) another one with a full picture tutorial on how I do it, so if your keen check back here later as Ill post a link to it.

@Retrias - Cheers for the vote for one of the plasma guys, they all do look quite dynamic so I'll rock with those types of poses when I full finish the model.

Update. Have gotten about 40% of the way through all the builds for the command squad (minus the Commander) once they are glued together properly I'll post some pic's.


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So today has been quite packed with glue/knife/plasticard.

The Techmarine with Packpack first


And the marine mostly made up


Special weapons trooper


Sharpshooter


Communications marine


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Hover bike guide posted as well - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/350911.page#2513793

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

Hey all,

Been quite for the last few days due to Dawn of War 2: retribution being released.

Managed to get some painting time done last night.

Techmarine legs.


I'm thinking about changing the black writing to white to make it stand out more.

C&C welcome.

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Troubled By Non-Compliant Worlds





Nashville

Pretty legs there.

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Robot Cat






T-county

Paint is nice, as is most of the modeling. I dont like the dreads or the Plasmelta guy, it's just to much for me. The Leman Rhino doenst bug me as much for whatever reason. The conversion beamer looks great though!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@medabee - Cheers.

@whalemusic360 - Having read a lot of your posts/threads, your comments do mean quite a lot, thank you very much! I do agree that quite a bit of the force is OTT (Dreadnaughts bikes etc) you should see my Ultramarines force, they are stock standard with little to no conversions at all that might be a little bit better in terms of what you see is what you get.

Update for tonight.

Techmarine body


Techmarine head

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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I am really liking the way the Tech marine is coming out so far. I can totally see wanting to do some "illegal" units now and then to break up to boringness that is troop building. I'm just more of a "Less is more" kinda guy.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@whalemusic360 - I'd love to have a plain model or two, I think that my painting skills may leave a lot to be desired when there's no shiny conversions or kit bashing to distract the viewers

Loving the new plastic GK's on pre-order ended up dropping $550Aus on the Codex, Draigo, 1 DreadKnight, 1 Terminator Grey Knight box, 2 x PAGK box's and 1 Stormraven. Such a pain we have to wait till after the 2nd April to get them!

Update - Techmarine done, I felt like I kind of rushed him towards the end.

Front


Right


Left


Your C&C is always welcome!

Update:

Sharpshooter WIP

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Been Around the Block






Looking hot there Knightley gw - good choice changing the colour of the script on his armour.

I'm sure with counselling you will come to forgive me. 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@elbrokendo - Cheers, the black was getting lost against the armour, the white really helped.

Update - Sharpshooter completed.

Front


Left


Right


Almost completed the communications guy now - hes at about 95% complete.

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
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